You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Working abroad can help employees earn a great deal of money and gain more benefits. However, some people think this trend has many negative impacts. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
Ongoing growth of the number or people working abroad
Will get invaluable work experience
Knowledge of a new culture
Professionalism from the workplace
Enrich your expertise
Learn how to adapt into a new culture, and different environments
Have a new picture of what is happening outside your country
Work in a hi-tech facilities
Work with talented and experience colleagues
On the other had negative impact also exist along with the positive points mentioned.
Would result in the explosion of immigration in immigrated countries.
Leaving the country to increase of brain drain
Countries without skilled workers, will not be able to develop
Language barrier, limit the communication and your understanding
Culture clash/culture shock people find it difficult to adjust to the new customs and habits
Hard decision to uproot yourself and move to a different country.
There are many advantages of living and working in a foreign country. However, with the ongoing growth of the number of people working abroad, there have been some negative impacts on cultural lives. In this essay, I’m going to cover both the up side and down side of this matter.
Firstly, invaluable work experience and the knowledge about the new culture where you live are two of the many advantages you will get from working abroad. With the professionalism from the workplace, you can enrich your expertise. For example, Asian software developers who work in Australia have the opportunities to improve their English level and their software related knowledge as well. Next, the new culture that you have to adapt yourself into will help you have a new picture of what is happening outside your country.
On the other hand, negative impacts also exist along with the positive points mentioned. Employees who work abroad tend not to go back to their home countries, thereby leading to the increase of brain drain in those countries. Without skilled workers, the countries which are normally developing countries will not be able to develop at the same pace as they could have. Moreover, if this trend happens so quickly, it would result in the explosion of immigration in immigrant countries.
In summary, working abroad seems to have both positive and negative impacts. The positive side is that skilled employees have opportunities to improve their expertise and study new cultures. The down side is that the countries where the workers come from will have less chance to develop quickly. Based on the discussion, I personally think working abroad should be encouraged but it should be strictly moderated and controlled by the government.
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Description:This lesson plan is organised around the theme of leadership through the use of Simon’s Sinek TEDvideo ‘How great leaders inspire action’, It also includes a short quiz, quotes, vocabulary building activities and discussions around the topic of ‘inspiring leaders’.
Skills: Speaking, watching a video, reading , creative expression, deep thinking.
Materials:short video, quiz, quote slides.
Step one: Write on the whiteboard few leadership quotes. Tell students to guess what’s our topic for today and give them 5 minutes to discuss the quotes and the meaning behind each quote. Asklearners again to discuss the quote and write down 3 reasons why they agree or disagree with the quote. Give time to students to share their ideas with their partner.
Step two: Elicit students’ thoughts and ideas around the sayings. For higher levels students it’s important to ‘stretch’ Ss in order to make the most of their abilities. Write down on the whiteboard any interesting words or phrases that can students learn. It’s better for students to be given a time limit, so that they can pace themselves
Step three: (if students’ have smart phones). Ask learners to take the Quiz and find out whether they are Leaders or Followers. This is my result 🙂
Certificate: Test results
Are You a Leader or a Follower?
For 40 % you are: You are EQUAL. Sometimes you are a leader and sometimes you are a follower. You aren’t afraid to lead others but you also aren’t afraid to follow. You give people chances to take the lead or follow behind. Either way, you go with the flow and you aren’t just one or the other. Good job. 33.2760 % of 20348 Quiz participants had this profile! Profile A
Step three: Tell students that they are going to watch a short video around the topic of ‘leadership’. Ask learners to read the following questions before watching the video? *You can divide the video into two parts (0:00-11:00, 11:00- the end) 1. What’s Simon’s opinion? Do you agree or disagree?
2. What’s significant about ‘Apple’, ‘Martin Luther King’ and the ‘Wright Brothers’? Briefly outline their stories.
Step four: Monitor and help students to express their ideas. You can write down any mistakes and provide error-correction at the end of the lesson.
Step five: Tell students that they are going to work in pairs to complete the ‘vocabulary building’ activities.
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